UMI Expands Into Jacksonville, FL
UMI JACKSONVILLE’S NEW WAREHOUSE IS NOW OPEN!
UMI is excited to announce the GRAND OPENING of our new stone warehouse located in Jacksonville, FL! We have worked long and hard to develop the perfect space that holds more than 36,000 sq feet of fine stone surfaces to best serve your design expectations and we are thrilled to finally have it open to the public!
UMI Jacksonville’s new stone distribution center and showroom will open the week of Monday, September 7th. The main goal we have with this new location is to better serve our customers located in north Florida through the panhandle and up into southern Georgia by providing luxury natural stone slabs and other high-end surfacing options, such as porcelain and semi-precious stone, for both residential and commercial design projects. With this recently developed space, our new warehouse will host some of the finest stone slabs in Jacksonville.
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UMI Jacksonville has implemented several safety precautions to ensure your safety. Our warehouse is being thoroughly sanitized at a higher frequency and we ask that all visitors and employees wear a face covering upon entering.
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As the largest importer and distributor of fine stone surfaces in Jacksonville, FL, UMI is here to help you find the slab of your dream. With such a wide variety of products, we are sure to have the material you are looking for, from natural stones, such as granite and marble, to Pompeii Quartz, Vetrazzo recycled glass slabs, Antolini semiprecious and our newest addition to the UMI family Infinity porcelain!
Infinity porcelain portrays top-notch design and practicality, as it is a heat and scratch resistant surface that is hygienic, low maintenance, and UV ray resistant! This means that not only is Infinity porcelain perfect for your modern interior design projects, but it is the perfect contender for an outdoor kitchen space!
In addition, Infinity porcelain is offered in a unique range of thicknesses varying from 6mm, 1.2cm and 2cm which allows for endless design possibilities! Install these gorgeous porcelain slabs on your fireplace surrounds, shower interior, wall claddings and more to truly elevate your design project to the next level!
Pompeii Quartz is also a trending countertop material with its affordability and flawless details! We recently launched new quartz colors within the collection that are très chic! See what our Sales Reps have to say about it!
Antolini is already glowing in our new space with its immaculate design! These exotic stones are breathtakingly beautiful and are offered in various colors, styles, and textures!
Antolini’s Precioustone Collection is made up of over 100 different varieties of select and precious gems that immediately enrich a space into a divine luxury! Gems like amethyst, quartz, jasper and agate are transformed into these countertops to reveal an elegant and one-of-a-kind space. These countertops appear specifically extraordinary when displayed with a backlight! Check out just how crazy cool your next design project could look with this rare piece!
Want to learn more about UMI Jacksonville’s journey and the expansion process?
Read more about our business acquisition below!
UMI EXPANDS DISTRIBUTION IN THE SOUTHEAST
On November 6, 2019, UMI acquired Any Old Stone, a Jacksonville company focused in the distribution of surfacing materials. This recent acquisition follows UMI’s plans for expansion in the Florida market and is aligned with one of their strategic goals to expand the well-known expertise and services the UMI name has established.
Any Old Stone’s 15,000-square-foot indoor stone gallery was designed with the customer in mind, an important factor to UMI’s vision for their in-store surface buying experience. “Any Old Stone and UMI have been doing business together for the past five years and our business models are vertically aligned,” said Don DiNorcia, president of UMI. “We believe that with the addition of this location and the market knowledge and relationships built through our partnership thus far, we will be able to exceed our customer’s service expectations,” he added.
Ennio Marcantuono opened Any Old Stone in 2014 with the goal to provide a state-of-the-art facility where customers could come in and visualize how the company’s exclusive selection of stone would integrate into their own project. Ennio and his team will remain onboard carrying out the day-to-day operations of the facility which will operate under UMI – Jacksonville, effective today.
“Our product assortment has been very beneficial to our customer base as it allows them to hand-select from natural stones such as exotic marbles, granites, quartzites, and semi-precious, as well as high-performance materials like quartz and porcelain,” Marcantuono added. “I am very happy to join the UMI team and to continue leading a wonderful group of dedicated individuals.”
In the summer of 2019, UMI was acquired by Construction Resources, also known as CR, which is a major southeast design and construction company headquartered in Atlanta. They have built a strong reputation in the construction sector with the product and service solutions they offer their customers. CR has grown in the last decade by acquiring businesses that align with their strategic mission. “The addition of a Jacksonville facility is part of our strategic effort to grow and expand in the southeast so we can service both the residential and commercial segments,” Mitch Hires, CEO of Construction Resources stated. “We’ve grown our sales organically through our multiple locations that offer a wide range of products like countertops, appliances, glass and fireplaces, to name a few. “We’re also regularly evaluating growth opportunities through acquisition and in the case of Any Old Stone it was a perfect fit to our UMI model,” he concluded.
Since its founding in 2002, UMI has grown into one of the largest wholesale suppliers of stone products in the southeast. Its countertop slab offerings include Pompeii Quartz, natural stone, porcelain, and recycled glass, in addition to complementary products including tile and sinks. UMI has a diversified customer base, and the Jacksonville location joins three design centers/distribution facilities already located in Naples, Tampa, and Boynton Beach, FL.
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